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Music Editor Chris Gray Getting Even Better

Chris Gray can laugh now.
Chris Gray can laugh now.
Photo by Margaret Downing

Houston Press Music Editor Chris Gray, who has been hospitalized since Friday when he collapsed at a Metro light rail station on his way to work, suffering an apparent heart attack, has improved enough that doctors are talking about sending him to a rehab facility in a few days for physical therapy, his dad said today.

We visited with Chris in his hospital room and found a) he's laughing quite a lot and b) not talking much other than to say "Yeah!" fairly frequently. He did get out an: "I love music" toward the end of our visit, but anyone who knows him already knew that.

Known as a work horse -- that's why we knew something was wrong last week; Chris is always one of the first people in the office every day -- he did find a great deal of humor in one of our statements.

Told that he was missing all the last-minute work that goes into putting together our annual Music Awards showcase edition (due out November 10) but that a lot of his friends, fellow staffers and freelancers were hustling to cover it in his absence -- Chris laughed and laughed and laughed.

Not to be saccharine, but jeez that was a great sound.


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